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New MRI arrives

April 18, 2013

A crane lifts Salem Community Hospital’s new 3 Tesla MRI, which weighs approximately 20,000 pounds, into the building earlier this week. According to SCH Chief Radiologist Peter Apicella, M.D....

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Apr-18-13 5:17 PM

"According to SCH Chief Radiologist Peter Apicella, M.D., the new open bore MRI is the first available between Cleveland and Pittsburgh and offers twice the strength, twice the detail and twice the speed of other MRI scanners."

Wow, that information is depressing. The medical profession in the State of Ohio is this far behind on technology? Well, that means only one thing...the costs passed onto the patient should be astronomical. The "pay or die" has sure taken on a whole new meaning in America. I wonder if we will ever see health care costs decline? I can't believe we have to comparison shop just to try and survive a simple illness!

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